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on to a question from ellen, she writes, if you're running a small about it, is it worth it taking classes like accounting or will you learn -- >> it's great for the content. in the chas, you'll meet or students and network with them and get support. >> it's really if you have the time. it certainly can be valuable. >> it's dog years. it's seven to one. when you're in a business, you learn seven x what you learn in a classroom. i'm not saying don't take classes like accounting. i'm constantly preaching to my students, get some econ, accounting under your belt. other than that, trying to get close to the heat source, the entrepreneur themselves. >> you have somebody who you maybe could go ask questions of as they come up in your business? >> a lot of times in business courses there are people who are interested in doing this. >> once you pay the tuition, you've got your hall pass. >> take whatever you want. that's right. i tell my students, i give you a lifetime guarantee. you just have to catch me. >>> this is an e-mail from carrie. she writes, i'm going to pitch my business to investors, but i
it is not going to help anyone. meet ellen. she's one of landcaster's closest friends. and yes, she's also a competitor. >> we both do personalized soap. >> while her company sweet soaps based in new jersey sells a different kind of soap, both women are targeting some of the same dollars. the pair believes their relationship tran sends business. it is something a bit more personal. >> she's a very good friend. i trust her personally and professionally. we have the same problems, we know the same people, you know, possibly the same customers. >> despite that overlap, both women have no qualms about publicizing each other's businesses. they both promote each other on twitter and even at something as simple as a phone call with a perspective buyer. >> i have customers to call me and say, hey, i need new product in my store, i don't have time to go to trade shows and i have relationships with people like dawn where i will just pass their name and their website along. >> landcaster has taken orders for cagnasolla's company. >> a customer called in needed a specific soap and they needed a specif
. if you hoard something to yourself, it's not going to help anyone. >> meet ellen cagnasola. she is one of lancaster's closest friends and, yes, she's also a competitor. >> we both do personalized soap. >> while her company sweet soaps based in new jersey sells a different kind of soap, both women are targeting some of the same dollars. the pair believes their relationship transcends business. it's something a bit more personal. >> she's a very good friend. i trust her. personally and professionally. we have the same problems. we know the same people. you know, possibly the same customers. >> despite that overlap, both women have no qualms about publicizing each other's businesses. they both promote each other on twitter and even in something with a phone call. >> i have customer that's will call me and say hey i need new product in the store. i don't have time to go to trade shows. and i have relationships with people like dawn. i will pass their name and website along. >> lancaster has even taken orders for her company. >> the customer called in. they were specifically looking for per
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